/ Peak Midges
They won't be around if the sun's bright. And the limestone is usually pretty OK.
I just advise you not to go to a sheltered spot on Stanage at dusk, you won't return alive.
Many thanks - I know what you mean about Stanage !
We went to Horseshoe and it was midge free !
Thanks ! They just love me .......
Really? Not sure how often you go, but when I lived in Sheffield, it was a regular occurrence in July if there was no wind. Like you, Stoney would be my first option, always midge free. They seem to prefer moorland.
It can get unbearable during the day as well. Burbage is way worse than Stanage, Higgar is a good bet because it gets any breeze going.
I used to go midweek a lot during the day, and have often been part of a mass exodus, literally running away while frothing at the mouth in desperation. Maybe you're just harder than me.
Sabre-toothed midges no less.
> I used to go midweek a lot during the day, and have often been part of a mass exodus, literally running away while frothing at the mouth in desperation. Maybe you're just harder than me.
I would quite often drive up to Stanage to find the place absolutely deserted on a hot, still summer evening. If I bothered to get out of the car, it would soon become clear why there was no one on the crag, the air darkening in the think clouds of midges. At worst, the air could reach 40% midge; the density of midges would become so high that they were actually joining together to form super-midges, and those in turn joining to form mega-midges.
Under these circumstances I too would retreat to Stoney.
Bunch of soft southern pooves................................
This is a proper insect.
Cool shades too.........................
Is this what you do ?
After all, you can do something to protect against werewolves and vampires, but there is no chance of garlic or crosses protecting against midges.
> I just advise you not to go to a sheltered spot on Stanage at dusk, you won't return alive.
Tell me about it! I had heard about Peak midges but never experienced the little blighters. That was until last sat - we were by the unconquerables at about half six, suddenly the wind droppped and all of a sudden it was like feckin' zulu dawn. You could actually see clouds of them rising out of the undergrowth. Run for your lives !!!!!!!
Thank you ! I tend to use Jungle formula but will def check Deet which I've read good things about.
Deet is a nasty chemical best avoided if possible. Better climb where there are no midges.
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